Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Burning a lot of oil and none is leaking out, how bad is it?

asked by on

I am very disappointed that at only 68,000 miles, my 2008 Honda Odyssey is burning through oil at a seriously alarming rate. I am putting a quart in every 1,500 miles between scheduled oil changes. I do not know what is causing this, but it must be burning off because I have not found any significant leaks. What can I do about this problem?

A: Well, you may be one of the lucky Honda Ody...

Well, you may be one of the lucky Honda Odyssey owners that was included in the Class action lawsuit in the court of Northern California, Alex Soto and Vince Eagan v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. settlement on September 9, 2013. This case alleges that Honda hid the oil consumption problem from it consumers and told them that it was normal for the power-train to burn a quart of oil every 1,000 miles. The plaintiffs also claimed that the Honda Accord had 130 website complaints for just the 2008 year alone. The settlement involved many other models, including the 2008-2013 Odysseys. This forces Honda to cover the power-train for 8 years from the date of sale or lease. I would recommend contacting your dealer, confirm your vin# is included, then let them know you are have a problem addressed by this settlement and you want it repaired. If your vehicle is not included in this settlement, I’m afraid there is nothing that Honda Odyssey owners can do about this except to perform the engine repairs needed to fix the excessive oil consumption issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Battery not staying charged

Hello. The battery is basically a storage device that requires constant charging from the alternator. I would have your alternator tested. If the alternator is not the problem, I would check for a parasitic draw. This happens when something in...

Q: how do I delete a phone from Handsfree in my 2015 Odyssey EX-L?

Hi there. Although this video is for a different model Honda, the steps should be similar for deleting a device from Bluetooth. If this doesn't work, contact your local Honda dealership service department and they should be able to assist...

Q: How does the vanity mirror on the passenger sun visor work?

The vanity mirror on the passenger side of your Accord is designed to provide better visibility than the basic mirror on the driver side sun visor. To use it, just: Fold down the sun visor from the roof Open...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...